Friday, April 01, 2011
Okay, so some of you have prodded me about the weight gain. Yes, I know and THANK YOU! I'm happy you are concerned. It gives me accountability.!!!
I was doing good for a while and hit a plateau. I was okay with the plateau because I was in the mid-140's which was better than I've been in quite a while... Then... I had the hysterectomy. I don't know what it was about it, but I just put on the weight. I didn't change anything about what I was eating or doing besides getting off the birth control pill that was making me have a normal cycle. Now, I'm back up to 160.
I didn't even realize I was gaining. I've been working so much at school and the girls have had so much to do at church that I didn't even take time to step on the scale. I know a lot of it also has to do with the stress of being a caregiver. Gran has been getting worse and worse. It gets very exhausting listening to the same stories over and over and over... can I say over, again. She's always asking me the same things or fussing about something that my older daughter does. She refuses to eat right while I'm gone to school... and my sister (who promised she'd help out before I went back to work) isn't helping any at all. Gran sleeps most of the day and roams at night. That keeps me from sleeping well, too.
Okay, enough excuses... so what am I going to do about it? Well, I'm going to do better at watching what I eat. I do like having a snack of peanut butter, honey and melted chocolate (milk-free) in the afternoon. I'm an going cut down on that. I am going to up the veggies on the plate and try to get more of them fresh or fresh/frozen instead of out of a can.
As for exercise, the weather is getting warmer; so I plan to get outside more. I also plan to make more use of the Wii playing tennis. I may also take up boxing on the Wii. My 6 yo loves the boxing and says she knows she can beat me. :-)
Thank you again for keeping me accountable.